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Funeral of hit and run victim

Funeral of hit and run victim

5:43am 16th October 2009
(Updated 5:43am 19th October 2009)

A ten year old boy killed in an apparent hit and run accident in York will be laid to rest later.

Sean Hamilton died when he was hit by a  van on the third of October in the city

The service is taking place at Our Lady's Church in Acomb and mourners have been asked to wear Man U shirts - the team Sean supported. His classmates from Our Lady’s Roman Catholic Primary School have picked the hymns that will be sung. 

Over two thousand people have been leaving tributes to him on facebook.

Many say their heart goes out to his parents and family as they can't imagine what they're going through.

Donna from Leeds says 'you were taken too soon, a young boy with so much to look forward to. Sleep tight little man. its a harsh world'

Alison adds I hope there is a heaven and you are happy and at peace there.

Nicola Wall echoed many thoughts saying 'You are in the sky with the stars now Sean looking down on your family. We are thinking of your family at this sad time.”

Five men from York have been arrested and released on police bail in connection with the investigation

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